LotariOnline store with high-quality blinds, roller blinds, and accessories
Read more about Magento 1 to Magento 2 migration process for lotari.pl.
For a few years, Lotari has been using a Magento 1-based e-commerce. However, over time, numerous obstacles to the system’s efficiency and new functionalities development occurred. Moreover, the store’s graphic layout stood out from the current e-commerce design trends.
A crucial argument for changes was a Magento 1 support end of life in June 2020. Lack of official Adobe support and new security patches releases make Magento 1 maintenance dangerous – the system is more vulnerable to security breaches.
Lotari was satisfied with the Magento platform. Thus, the company wanted to continue working on it. To make that, Magento upgrade from version 1 to actively supported v. 2.x was a necessity. Due to vast differences in Magento 1 and 2 structure, migration is not a typical upgrade like in many platforms. It resembles an e-commerce development from scratch. The process demands, e.g., theme adjustment or rewriting modules that are not compatible with M2.
Lotari migration required from us a lot of work due to numerous dedicated modules and functionalities included in Magento 1. Moreover, we were responsible for the new graphic layout design and its implementation, which now shows the brand’s modern character and enables intuitive navigation through the website.
Solution in details
The second-level menu was designed with the view to the best user experience. Our developers added a search engine, files upload option, and categories sneak peeks, which makes the menu more attractive to potential customers.
Lotari uses a personalized ERP system that downloads and processes around 1 million product prices. Our team prepared a dedicated module that enables Magento 2 integration with ERP.
Adobe Stock integration
Thanks to that integration, customers can choose between millions of high-quality graphics available in the Adobe Stock catalog to print.
Lotari has already used the product configurator on Magento 1-based online store. Our team modernized the obsolete solution so that it enables better product personalization. The new configurator allows:
- putting photos on blinds, pillows, pictures, and wallpapers prints;
- adding effects (alignment, reflection, pattern duplication);
- selecting product size;
- choosing fabric and accessories.
We wrote a dedicated module that generates print visualization on a particular product. Thanks to that, customers can see an illustrative view of the product before the purchase.
Related products’ gallery
„Inspiration gallery” enables product promotion. In this place, customers can see product visualizations. This solution can make them more willing to buy products.
Realisation in numbers
We spent 1400 hours on development works.
We prepared 30 dedicated modules.
The project team consisted of 3 Magento Developers, Tech Lead, and a Project Manager.
- Actively supported Magento 2 version.
- Keeping all essential data from Magento 1 thanks to data migration.
- Top security – access to official updates and Adobe’s security patches.
- The up-to-date graphic layout compliant with the brand’s visual identification.
- Simplified content management system adjusted to customer’s needs.
- Vast possibilities for further shop development thanks to the highest coding standards.
The partnership approach of Smartbees makes our cooperation an effective and pleasant one. That is why we do not hesitate to contract out new assignments to them.
They are good at establishing a strong business relationship with customers.